‘Virgin River’: Charmaine Might Freak out When She Learns About Mel’s Pregnancy

Virgin River is one of the most loved shows on Netflix. Based on the book series by Robyn Carr, it follows the romance between, Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson). However, the couple’s relationship is quite complicated.

When the show first debuted, Jack was in a relationship with a hairstylist named Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley). Things are further complicated when after breaking up with Charmaine, she reveals her pregnancy to Jack. Now that Mel is also pregnant, things are bound to explode.

Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts sitting in a bed looking stressed in 'Virgin River'
Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts in ‘Virgin River’ | Netflix

Charmaine has been pregnant with twins since ‘Virgin River’ Season 1

Charmaine is one of those TV characters who tests everyone’s patience. Though she seemed nice enough when we were first introduced to her in season 1, she’s grown to be one of the most hated characters on TV. A beautiful hairstylist who was in a causal relationship with Jack in season 1, she began freaking out following Mel’s arrival in town.

When Jack broke up with her to pursue something with Mel she began to spiral out of control. Complicating matters even worse, she revealed her pregnancy with Jack’s twins shortly thereafter. In season 3, fans thought Charmaine had finally moved on. She quickly married a hot shot lawyer named Todd (Patrick Sabongui). However, fans have learned that Todd is no prince charming.

Manipulative and conniving, he’s seemingly convinced Charmine to ax Jack out of his children’s lives. He’s also taken control of everything in Charmine’s life. Now fans are afraid things will go even further left when she learns about Mel’s pregnancy.

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Charmaine will freak out when she learns about Mel’s pregnancy

In season 3, Charmaine and Todd had been looking to limit Jack’s parental rights. Now, fans believe things will be even worse when the hairstylist learns about Mel’s pregnancy. However, since Todd is also clearly a horrible person there is some major concern about Charmaine and the twins’ safety.

It’s likely that Mel and Jack may try to keep the news from her for some time to prevent her from spiraling out of control or any undue stress being put upon her amid her pregnancy and her strained marriage.

“Charmaine is such a wonderfully complex and relatable character,” Virgin River showrunner Sue Tenney told Entertainment Weekly. “Everyone has loved somebody that didn’t love them back. She’s always going to be in love with [Jack], but she’s doing her damnedest to move forward. And then, she got a husband. We have a pretty big bombshell for her coming in the following season, if we have a season 4, that’s going to blow everybody away.”

Only time will tell how this all plays out.

Fans aren’t convinced Jack is the father of Charmaine’s twins

As much as Mel’s pregnancy news is bound to upset Charmine, some fans aren’t even convinced that Jack is the father of the twins. According to Screenrant, the babies were not Jack’s in Robyn Carr’s books. Fans have been speculating that Brady (Ben Hollingsworth) or Mike (Marco Grazzini) could be the babies’ father.

Other fans believe that Charmaine used IVF to get pregnant in order to try and get Jack to stay in a relationship with her. A Redditor explained via Express,

Looking at Charmaine’s age and her saying this is her last chance at motherhood, it seems like she would have been going through in vitro without telling Jack and once she got confirmation of her pregnancy is when she timed her encounter with Jack to play into the timeline. She knew Jack didn’t want to be with her and thus would never want to have kids with her, so to trap him, she went ahead and got the pregnancy taken care of and linked it to Jack. Twins are also more common within vitro from what I understand because they try to implant as many eggs as possible to increase the chance of catching.

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